Professor Ahmed Louri was installed as the first David and Marilyn Karlgaard Professor at George Washington University. Professor Louri’s primary research interests are in computer architecture. Professor Louri was a member of the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1988 to 2015. At the University of Arizona, he also was the chair of the computer engineering program from 2000 to 2006 and the director of the High Performance Computing Architectures and Technologies Laboratory.
From 2010 to 2013, he served as a program director in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) of the National Science Foundation. Professor Louri is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award (1989), the Best article Award from IEEE Micro, the Advanced Telecommunications Organization of Japan Fellowship, the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, Fellowship, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, and several teaching awards.
He was instrumental in bringing optical interconnects into mainstream research in interconnection networks and bridging the gap between computer architecture and optics research communities.